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Braille Display, HumanWare Brailliant BI 40

This is a Braille display. It was designed by HumanWare. It is dated 2011. Its medium is aluminum and plastic.

This small and portable HumanWare Brailliant Braille Display essentially puts braille at one’s fingertips. Used in conjunction with a laptop, tablet, or mobile device, the keyboard’s simple layout has braille input and output, and is particularly efficient for navigating text-heavy communication such as writing emails, extensive reading, and note taking.

This object was donated by HumanWare. It is credited Gift of HumanWare.

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 1.8 × 31 × 8.7 cm (11/16 × 12 3/16 × 3 7/16 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Access+Ability.

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